Startup Wise Guys are coming to Italy with a brand new online program JUMP Italy.
The program consists of three phases: Idea Garage events, Online Hackathon, and 6 weeks Online Pre-accelerator program to help startups shape their ideas, gather a team, and turn ideas into proper businesses.
“There will soon be a country to rebuild more beautiful and stronger than ever”Andrea Orlando Partner @ Startup Wise Guys
STEP 1: IDEA GARAGE is an online public event that will bring together developers, designers, entrepreneurs and more, researchers and creatives in facing the digital challenges of our time. Participants will field their skills to find innovative solutions.
There are 6 Idea Garages:
- Milan (11 May)
- Catania (May 13)
- Bologna (May 15)
- Turin (May 18)
- Rome (May 20)
- Naples (May 22)
“We have been thinking for some time about how to make a mark on the other side of the Baltic countries. This is our great opportunity to position ourselves in an ecosystem as large and as important as Italy “Cristobal Alonso, CEO of Startup Wise Guys
STEP 2: HACKATHON is an authentic event that takes place quickly, where participants form teams that find solutions and formalize projects from scratch, to solve existing problems.
Hackathons can have different formats and durations, but one feature they have in common is that everyone focuses on a specific theme. THE JUMP is focused on relaunching the Italian ecosystem.
The online hackathon will begin on Tuesday 26 May and will be entirely organized remotely, using the most up-to-date video and online platform technologies.
During this almost 3-day event, each team will have the task of developing a concrete solution to the chosen objectives. Participants can register either as part of a team or individually.
A closing online session will take place on May 28, during which the results achieved will be presented to the general public.
STEP 3: ONLINE PRE-ACCELERATOR Build your MVP, perfect the sales process, find the right product for the market and find out how to raise funds. A 6-week program for selected teams to tidy up all the basics of business through online courses, webinars, 1-1 tutoring and support from others in the same situation.
“Bird & Bird is happy to take part in this initiative to relaunch the startup ecosystem: there is a need to create trust and bring skills and experience to young aspiring entrepreneurs. With our legal team, we decided to support Startup Wise Guys in this beautiful online adventure”Francesco Pezcoller, Bird & Bird Head of Venture
In other words, the goal of this initiative is also to be a starting point for a sustainable collaboration where professionals and the public sector can identify problems and where technical and creative teams can be deployed in a short time to propose concrete solutions to combat this crisis.